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Black Women's Equal Pay Day: What You Need To Know

Black Women's Equal Pay Day: What You Need To Know August 7 is Black Women's Equal Pay Day. It's important to note that while all women typically make less on the dollar than men, black women make even less. According to a study by the Institute for Women's Policy Research, black women make 38% less than white men and 21% less than white women. It takes a black women roughly 19 months to make what a white man would make in 12 months. According to the National Women's Law Center, black women are earning $850,000 less than men's median annual earnings over a 40 year career. The widening gap means less money for the households where 80% of black mothers are the financial breadwinners, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families. Sheryl Sandberg, COO at Facebook, via 'Fortune' According to Survey Monkey, one-third of Americans are unaware of the pay gap between men and women, and half of Americans are unaware of the pay gap between black and white w

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